“This is a treasure trove for professionals and beginners—a book born of years of experience, written from the heart, and stirring to the soul. Reading it, I feel the urge to pull my own children close, to light a candle, to begin.... Nancy Mellon inspires us all to be storytellers.” —Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry
Storytelling with Children awakens wonder and creates special occasions for children, whether at bedtime, around the fire, or on rainy days. Nancy Mellon encourages you to spin golden tales and shows you how to become a confident storyteller.
These methods, exercises and tips will help you to:
- create a listening space
- use the day’s events and rhythms to create stories
- transform old tales and make up new ones
- bring life to your personal and family stories
- memorize stories through images
- and use inner theatre, walkabout, and singing
Every early childhood schoolteacher and all parents of young children need this one!
Nancy Mellon has guided storytelling and writing groups for many years. A former Waldorf teacher, she has given storytelling and art therapeutic courses at many locations in the US and UK. Her books include Storytelling and The Art of Imagination. She practices therapy through the arts and is a member of the visiting staff at Emerson College in the UK.